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Professional Background

 Each person can reach a fuller mental health potential through an insight into their personal history and life circumstances. The analysis represents the possibility of change in life style with the discovery of new ways to deal with stress and conflict. The relief of mind and body suffering is one of the outcomes.

Training

  • My formal training is based on programs accredited by international psychotherapy and psychological associations. It comprises training and supervision in psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy,  in leading international centres in Paris and Sao Paulo.

Dr Renata Volich

Renata Volich holds a PhD in psychopathology and psychoanalysis from the University of Paris VII, France,  a masters degree in child and developmental psychopathology from the University of Paris XIII  and a masters degree in clinical psychology from PUC University in Sao Paulo, Brasil . Her PhD was on the treatment of psychosomatic disorders and symptoms related to stressors in contemporary society. Her masters thesis was on a community based mental health intervention program in Brasil. She holds a qualification in Psychoanalysis awarded by the Instituto Sedes Sapientiae in São Paulo, Brazil  a Licensure, Register of Clinical Psychology, Ministry of Education, France, since 1993;  since 1999 she has been Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, United Kingdom, and Member, Australian Psychological Society, clinical college.

Her professional career consists of over thirty years of international work in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis:  at the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; in the CEREP Day Clinic, Paris. She was consultant with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre) in Cambodia. In Brasil she has worked at the Psychological clinic in PUC São Paulo and at the clinic of Institute Sedes Sapientiae; at Psychiatric and Mental Hospitals such as Armando Arruda Pereira in Sao Paulo and Hospital St Anne in Paris ; She has also worked in State Welfare Centres and in private practice.

She is a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society and a registered clinical supervisor.

She has taught clinical psychology, psychological medicine at Monash University, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to medical students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne and at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. She was Clinical Supervisor, NSW Institute of Psychiatry and is an accredited supervisor of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.